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Author Viertel, Jack.

Title The secret life of the American musical : how Broadway shows are built / Jack Viertel.

Publication Info. New York : Sarah Crichton Books, 2016.


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Edition First edition.
Description xvii, 312 pages ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note Includes index.
Contents Overture -- Curtain up, light the lights : opening numbers -- The wizard and I : the "I want" song -- If I loved you : conditional love songs -- Put on your Sunday clothes : the noise -- Bushwhacking 1 : second couples -- Bushwhacking 2 : villains -- Bushwhacking 3 : the multiplot, and how it thickens -- Adelaide's lament : stars -- Tevye's dream : tent poles -- La vie boheme : curtain: act 1 -- Intermission -- Clambake : curtain up: act 2 -- Suddenly Seymour : the candy dish -- All er nothin' : beginning to pack -- The small house of Joseph Smith, the American Moses : the main event -- I thought you did it for me, momma : the next-to-last-scene -- You can't stop the beat : the end -- Curtain call : how Woodie Guthrie, of all people, changed Broadway musicals forever -- Listening to Broadway.
Subject Musicals -- United States -- History and criticism.
Musicals -- United States -- Analysis, appreciation.
ISBN 9780374256920 (hardcover)
0374256926 (hardcover)

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